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I-95 Cap and Delaware Trail Updates

By Karen Thompson, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation You might know the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) as the organization that brought you ice skating at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest. Or maybe you’ve heard about a little place called Spruce Street Harbor Park, where DRWC brings the shore to Philly every summer. In addition to our seasonal […]

Lawrence Hopewell Trail Ribbon Cutting Brings it One Step Closer to Completion

On Friday, October 6, the Lawrence Hopewell Trail Corporation (LHT), cut the ribbon on the Kings Highway segment of the Trail. Named that because this trail segment crosses the historic Kings Highway, otherwise known as US 206. Like other recently built LHT segments, the trail features porous asphalt and other green streets infrastructure to reduce water […]

Learn About the Delaware River Trail

On October 4, the Bicycle Coalition will host our October Supporter Social at 1500 Walnut St., Suite 1107, with Karen Thompson, Planner/Project Manager of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation. She’ll be talking about the Delaware River Trail, a portion of The Circuit, which will run from the Pier 70 shopping center in South Philadelphia to Sugarhouse Casino […]

Bucks County Gets Onboard: Circuit Resolutions Update

  On September 6th, Bucks County became the 4th in our region to sign a resolution in support of constructing 500 miles of Circuit trails by 2025, joining Chester, Montgomery, and Camden. Since our last Circuit resolution update, we’ve had several municipalities sign on as well, including Mt. Holly, Cherry Hill, Conshohocken, East Goshen, Delran […]

PA House Passes Bill to Raid Transportation Funds

Around 10pm on Wednesday, the Pennsylvania state House voted to raid various funds throughout the state government—including $100 million from transportation—to plug up the state budget hole. The legislation borrows against the state’s tobacco settlement fund, expands casino gaming, and provides a massive middle finger to state transit, parks, and environmental projects. Incredibly, the legislation […]

Transportation Funds Raid Still a Threat – Call, email your State Rep Today!

Things have not been going well for Pennsylvania’s budget. Unable to reach a consensus in the spring, the state Legislature recently returned to Harrisburg and some legislators, calling themselves the “Taxpayer Caucus,” came up with an idea to plug the budgetary hole: Raid money from the state’s transportation funds. The plan, based on a push we […]

Take Action – Ask For Your NJ Counties to Set Aside Money For Circuit Trails

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), our local metropolitan planning organization that distributes regional transportation funding, has announced a 30-day public comment period for receiving public feedback on the draft New Jersey Transportation Improvement Program (NJTIP) Fiscal Year 2018-2021. The NJTIP is a regional transportation capital budget and provides details on how federal and state funding will […]

Take Action Now: Save Pennsylvania Multimodal & Trail Funds

As you may have heard, a group of state legislators led by Representative Dan Moul is considering raiding trail and other transportation funding to close a gap in the state budget. Funds for next year’s parks & trails projects, such as those listed in this spreadsheet, and other critical projects would not be available.  Additionally, […]

Federal and State Governments Attack Local Transportation Funds

In the federal government’s latest attack on local control, Republican Representative Rob Woodall recently introduced—and passed—and amendment that makes it harder for cities and towns to build transportation infrastructure. Woodall’s Amendment allows states to rescind unobligated transportation funding from local governments. Why’s this matter? Because local municipalities are granted a certain portion of funds for […]

Take Action: PA Trails Funding Under Threat

It’s been widely reported that the Commonwealth’s budget for the next fiscal year remains unresolved, without a revenue plan in place to fund the current fiscal year and address a budget shortfall. A number of options are being considered to shore up the budget gap including severance taxes on fracking. One of the current revenue packages […]

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